World champion in digital, acoustic and jazz accordionist Cory Pesaturo.

World champion in digital, acoustic and jazz accordionist Cory Pesaturo.

Third annual West Coast Django & Jazz

An evening of world-class Gypsy jazz and Jazz music

An Evening of World-Class Gypsy Jazz & Jazz Music featuring Juno Award winning guitar veteran Oliver Gannon, World Champion in Digital, Acoustic and Jazz Accordion Cory Pesaturo,  Canada’s multi-instrumentalist wunderkind and five time Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee Quinn Bachand and his sizzling hot gypsy jazz ensemble Brishen.

In 2013, prodigious Victoria guitarist Quinn Bachand was excited about sharing the stage with his personal jazz guitar hero, Oliver Gannon,  sadly an injury sidelined Gannon, who at the last minute had to pull away from the show.

Now 19, Bachand is looking forward to meeting Gannon and performing with him for what will surely be a magical evening. Despite their age difference, there are many similarities between Gannon and Bachand, aside from sharing a deep love for jazz, they also share a Berklee College of Music connection,  Gannon graduated from Berklee in 1969 while Bachand has just finished his first year at the prestigious Boston college. The first half of the concert will feature the “jazz” portion of the evening, with Gannon and Bachand, along with bassist Joey Smith and special guests performing some of the finest jazz music you’re sure to hear.

The second half will begin with a featured spot by Rhode Island based Cory Pesaturo, Pesaturo is a highly sought after performer and the World Champion in digital, acoustic and jazz accordion. Bachand and Pesaturo met in Boston in 2014 and after several jam sessions plotted ways to collaborate. This concert will see Pesaturo joining Bachand and his smoking hot gypsy jazz ensemble for what will be a sizzling hot set.

With such talent this should be an unforgettable evening of music and a great West Coast Django & Jazz event.

The show is on Friday, May 15 at 7:30pm (doors 7pm) at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – corner of Douglas and Broughton Streets. Tickets: $25 advance | $30 at the door. Advance tickets available at Lyle’s Place, Tempo Trend Music, Ivy’s Bookshop and Long & McQuade. Online tickets at: www.beaconridgeproductions.com

 

 

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